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19 Jun, 2019The Effects of Sex Bias in Preclinical Research and How it Can Be Changed


Upsetting the status quo is never easy, especially when it comes to scientific research. Just ask AstraZeneca duo Natasha A. Karp, Associate Principal Scientist/ Biostatistician and Neil Reavey, Associate Director, Research Assurance, who explore ways of overcoming the issue of sex bias in a paper entitled, “Sex Bias in Preclinical Research and Exploration of How to Change the Status Quo.”

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11 Jun, 2019The Importance of Cellular Pathways in Life Sciences


Most cellular processes are part of specific molecular pathways. A deep knowledge of each step of these pathways is important to tackle some of the key open questions within the life sciences and fight diseases.

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29 Apr, 2019Bispecific Antibodies: Emerging Novel Immunotherapies for Cancer


Therapeutic antibody drugs have recently experienced explosive growth due in large part to the fact that immunotherapies stimulate the immune system to attack cancer cells. Within oncology research alone, more than 20 therapeutic antibody drugs received FDA approval for new treatments or indications during 2015 to 2018. Additionally, more than 300 therapeutic antibody drugs are in ongoing clinical trials.

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02 Apr, 2019Tissue Processing in the 21st Century

How can I incorporate innovative techniques to make my histology workflow easier and more reliable?

Breathtaking progress in life sciences has brought us innovations such as high-throughput and individually affordable genomic sequencing as well as next-generation flow cytometry that can phenotype dissociated cells for their expression of dozens of markers simultaneously.

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13 Mar, 2019An Overview of Outsourcing in the Life Sciences, Part II:
Why Outsource?


In part I we examined the evolution of outsourcing in drug discovery. In part II we will examine with deeper focus the specific reasons why it is beneficial to outsource scientific experiments. Research organizations and even individual researchers outsource for a variety of reasons, but here are just a few.

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